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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Release the audio recording, Troy Mayor Janice Daniels!

After all this time, and multiple FOIA's asking for its release (which the mayor is now required by law to do), Mayor Daniels continues to refuse to release the audio that will either prove or disprove that she said something bigoted and stupid to high school children.

Considering her refusal, all bets are on bigoted and stupid.

From Troy Patch

Troy High Gay-Straight Alliance, City Council Members Urge Mayor to Release Recording

Janice Daniels denies making another anti-gay remark while meeting with the group Monday, but she won't share the audio to prove it.

By Jen Anesi
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January 10, 2012

Members of the Troy High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) are urging Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, who first made headlines with her anti-gay Facebook post last month, to release her audio recording of a comment she made during a meeting with the group Monday afternoon.

The meeting was meant to help the two groups reach an understanding while planning an anti-bullying event together, but during a discussion about mental health, members of the Gay-Straight Alliance and their supporters say Daniels told them she would bring in a panel of psychologists to show that homosexuality is dangerous to one's mental health.

“There were a lot of disturbing things that were said in that meeting," said GSA member and Troy High School senior Skye Curtis.

Daniels denied making the comment Monday evening, saying, "That is a misrepresentation entirely. ... I never said that."

During Monday evening's City Council meeting, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) activist Amy Weber said during public comment that she would like the mayor to release her audio recording of the meeting at the community center and asked to file a Freedom of Information Act request for the recording.

Since Monday, at least six individuals associated with the GSA have filed a FOIA, Curtis said.

“She did say very hurtful things," said Zach Kilgore, a Troy High School junior and member of the school's Gay-Straight Alliance. "We asked the mayor to release the audio recording of the meeting so people can hear what was said.”

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1 comment:

  1. If she's denying it even after a FOIA request isn't she flat out breaking a law?